The Reprise of the Personal State

– October 25, 2019

The best idea of modernity was neither the personal nor nation state but the idea of human freedom, the conviction that societies and economies thrive most when left alone by bureaucracies and dictators.

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Actually, the Gilded Age Was Awesome for Equality

– October 25, 2019

The invocation of the Gilded Age like a cheap political talking point is bad economics and bad economic history.

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Collectivist Revivalism and the New Attack on Liberty

– October 22, 2019

Liberty cannot be destroyed as long as they are any who hold it dear in their hearts, who share what they know and understand about it with others.

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Introduction to Farsi Edition of Human Action

– October 15, 2019

Now you own it. Learn from it. Return to it again and again. May it always be with us, widely circulated in every land and every language, forever.

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progressivism is an imposter

Progressivism Is An Imposter

– October 8, 2019

We are nearly all socialists now, while not knowing it.

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Emergent Genius: The Case of Bill Evans

Emergent Genius: The Case of Bill Evans

– October 6, 2019

Great musical performance consists of at once learning all things and then forgetting all things to make something new. This is what Bill Evans did.

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Impeachment at Home and Climate Hysteria Abroad

– October 1, 2019

Do we need another demonstration that politics is the problem and not the solution to human affairs?

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The Myth of Imminent Collapse

– September 30, 2019

Worries about civilizational collapses by the Thunbergs and Extinction Rebellions of the world are exaggerated. We are nowhere near the brink of disaster.

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Reasons for Hope

– September 30, 2019

The world would be a tiny bit less free and the economy faintly less productive without each of the many, mostly small, contributions to classical-liberal scholarship and to the sharing of liberal ideas with the public.

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The Myth of Heroism

– September 24, 2019

“History and human progress are driven far more by ordinary people doing sometimes extraordinary things than by special people with a unique destiny.” ~ Stephen Davies

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Count Me Among the Fans of Downton Abbey

– September 22, 2019

The real story of anarchy – life without the state – is not one of chaos but the opposite: our failing as a civilization is that we probably have an overly competent propensity to create social systems of control from which we end up having to rebel from time to time.

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Maybe It’s Good that Politics Has Become Ridiculous

– September 21, 2019

When was the last time vast numbers of people commonly celebrated a domestic achievement of government? You have to go back a half century to the first moon landing.

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